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Great Britain: Primrose Day
(Observed in honor of Benjamin Disraeli, who died April 19, 1881)
Great Britain Botany  Cornwall Wildlife Trusts
1772 David Ricardo (English Economist) English Scientists and Mathematicians Economists
1877 Ole Evinrude (Norwegian-American Inventor) Norwegian Scientists & Inventors Inventors and Inventions Boats Evinrude Wisconsin Historical Society
1883 Richard von Mises (Austrian-American Mathematician and Aerodynamicist) Austrian Scientists & Inventors Statistics and Probability
1912 Glenn T. Seaborg (Michigan-born 1951 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Glenn T. Seaborg Americium Curium Californium 1951 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1916 Mary Lancaster Carnegie (Maryland-born African-American International Leader in the Nursing Profession) Maryland Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine American Women in Math and Science African-Americans in Matheamtics and Science African American Registry
1918 Clifford Berry (Iowa-born co-Inventor of the First Electronic Computer) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians History of Computer Technology Iowa State University
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1882 Charles Darwin (English Scientist Who Popularized the Theory of Evolution) Charles Darwin Evolution
1892 Duryea Brothers Complete Prototype of First Commercially Successful American Automobile Duryea Brothers Automobiles Historic Firsts The New York Times
1899 Seattle, Washington Lets the Contract for Its First Public Water Line Seattle, Washington Water History Link
1902 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,000 and Leaves 50,000 Homeless in Guatemala Guatemala Earthquake Death The History Channel USGS
1933 The United States Goes Off the Gold Standard U.S. Government Economics Gold The New York Times
1948 The U.S. Tests a Plutonium Bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Nuclear Weapons Plutonium Asian History
1953 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered on Alaska's Fox Islands Alaska Earthquake USGS
1955 Volkswagen of America, Inc. Is Established in New Jersey New Jersey Volkswagen of America Automobiles Business The History Channel
1971 Soviets Launches Salyut 1, First Manned Orbiting Space Lab Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Historic Firsts PBS NSAS
1973 NASA Launches the Anik A2 (Telesat 2) Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1979 Georgia Declares the Azalea to Be Its Official State Flower Georgia's Official Insect Azalea University of Georgia
1982 Soviets Launch Salyut 7 Space Station Into Orbit Soviet Space Program Space Exploration
1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission Discovery 4 Returns to Earth Space Shuttle NASA
1997 Fires Break Out in the Flooded Downtown of Grand Forks, North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota Rivers Flooding Fire Economics Minnesota Historical Society
2001 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-100) for ISS Docking Mission Space Shuttle International Space Station NSAS

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